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Re: Practical distillation

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  • Ray Toms
    Dick In New Zealand we usually use glass marbles the best type are those sold by garden shops for putting into pot plants, however the Rashig rings are
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 11, 1999
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      Dick
      In New Zealand we usually use glass marbles the best type are those sold

      by garden shops for putting into pot plants, however the Rashig rings
      are purported to be the best thing for this purpose.
      Ray

      > A question from me, has anyone found a suitable alternative to
      > Rashig rings for use in a reflux still tower ?? I've heard of broken car
      > windscreen bits being used & Gingery uses glass marbles, any other
      > suggestions ??
      > --
      > Dick
      >







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    • Ray Toms
      Jason Marbles are put into the tower of a reflux column, their purpose is to slow the passage of the alcohol as it rises up the column. The greater the surface
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 12, 1999
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        Jason
        Marbles are put into the tower of a reflux column, their purpose is to slow
        the passage of the alcohol as it rises up the column. The greater the surface
        area of the marbles have the better they seem to work as they transfer heat
        from the vapour, cooling the vapour below the boiling point of water but still
        above the boiling point of alcohol incidentally the vapour point of alcohol is
        78 - 78.5 C, the water turns into a liquid and falls back into the pot and the
        alcohol continues on and out through the condenser where it to is turned back
        into a liquid so it can be collected.
        Ray


        Jay wrote:

        > What do glass marbles do?
        > Thanks,
        > Jason
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Ray Toms [mailto:ray@...]
        > Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 6:59 PM
        > To: Distillers@onelist.com
        > Subject: [Distillers] Re: Practical distillation
        >
        > From: Ray Toms <ray@...>
        >
        > Dick
        > In New Zealand we usually use glass marbles the best type are those sold
        >
        > by garden shops for putting into pot plants, however the Rashig rings
        > are purported to be the best thing for this purpose.
        > Ray
        >
        > > A question from me, has anyone found a suitable alternative to
        > > Rashig rings for use in a reflux still tower ?? I've heard of broken car
        > > windscreen bits being used & Gingery uses glass marbles, any other
        > > suggestions ??
        > > --
        > > Dick
        > >
        >
        > --
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